Teenager Wins Nashville Star Competition

Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior from the Nashville suburb of Mount Juliet, Tenn., is the third season winner of the Nashville Star talent competition. Heriges, who uses Erika Jo as her professional name, won several prizes, including a contract with Universal South Records, during the Tuesday night (April 27) telecast. Universal South immediately distributed her debut single, “I Break Things,” to radio stations throughout the U.S.